"WinSpider is a solitaire card game based on the rules of spider solitaire as stated in ""The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games"" by Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith and in ""Official Rules of Card Games"" printed by The United States Playing Card Company of Cincinnati, Ohio and as I have learned in the past from unknown sources.
The deck consists of two decks of 52 cards each, shuffled together and dealt in four piles of six cards and six piles of five cards (54 cards). The remaining cards are placed in a stock pile.
The object of play is to assemble 13 cards of a suit in sequence and to subsequently send the pile home
. The game is over when all 104 cards have been properly sent home.
According to ""The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games"", the odds of winning are 1 in 3. I've found it takes a lot of experience to ever reach these odds. I currently can win about 1 in 5 games.
Supposedly this is one game where application of skill can overcome the luck of the deal."